Press Releases

The Donaldson Adoption Institute frequently publishes commentaries and press releases as a means of disseminating reliable and accurate information on adoption related issues.

Media inquiries should be directed to April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive, by phone (212) 925-4089 or email at adinwoodie@adoptioninstitute.org

03/10/2015

LEADING CHILD WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS AMICI ON BRIEF FILED WITH U.S. SUPREME COURT IN SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CASE

12/04/2014

MORE DISCUSSION OF PET ADOPTION THAN HUMAN ADOPTION DURING NATIONAL ADOPTION MONTH

03/07/2014

ADOPTION INSTITUTE: ‘BURGER KING BABY’ STORY DEMONSTRATES BOTH IMPORTANCE OF KNOWING IDENTITY AND HISTORIC IMPACT OF THE INTERNET

12/12/2013

FIRST-EVER STUDY OF INTERNET’S IMPACT ON ADOPTION SHOWS MAJOR BENEFITS – BUT ALSO INCREASES IN COMMERCIALIZATION AND EXPLOITATION

10/30/2013

NEW INSTITUTE STUDY IDENTIFIES MAJOR CHANGES IN INTERNATIONAL ADOPTION: LONGER INSTITUTIONALIZATION FOR CHILDREN, GREATER FOCUS ON SPECIAL NEEDS, MORE OPENNESS

10/21/2013

ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF APRIL DINWOODIE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE ADAM PERTMAN, PREVIOUSLY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, BECOMES PRESIDENT

09/27/2013

INSTITUTE CALLS FOR GREATER PROTECTION OF BIRTH/FIRST PARENT RIGHTS

09/24/2013

INSTITUTE CALLS BABY VERONICA CASE A ‘CAUTIONARY TALE’ THAT TEACHES VITAL LESSONS

09/10/2013

INSTITUTE CALLS FOR LEGAL, POLICY ACTIONS TO ADDRESS CHILD SAFETY ISSUES SUCH AS ‘RE-HOMING’ AND OTHER ‘UNNERVING’ ADOPTION PRACTICES ON INTERNET

08/29/2013

NEW RESEARCH-BASED INSTITUTE REPORT RECOMMENDS ADOPTION COMPETENCY TRAINING FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

05/30/2013

INSTITUTE PRAISES ILLINOIS ATTORNEY GENERAL’S ‘CEASE AND DESIST’ LETTERS; CALLS ON ALL STATES TO ADDRESS INTERNET ADOPTION PRACTICE, CHILD SAFETY; PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR PREGNANT WOMEN, ADOPTIVE PARENTS USING THE WEB

05/13/2013

ADOPTION TAX CREDIT GROUP CHOSEN FOR OUTSTANDING CHILD ADVOCATE AWARD

04/29/2013

REPORT IDENTIFIES EFFECTIVE PRACTICES TO FACILITATE ADOPTION FOR CHILDREN IN CARE

12/13/2012

GROUNDBREAKING REPORT EXAMINES INTERNET’S HISTORIC IMPACT ON ADOPTION

11/29/2012

PROMINENT ADOPTION RESEARCHER JOINS ADOPTION INSTITUTE AS A SENIOR FELLOW

09/20/2012

INSTITUTE PARTNERS WITH NACAC ON CAMPAIGN TO MAINTAIN ADOPTION SUBSIDIES, LAUNCHES NATIONAL ‘ADOPTION SUPPORT AND PRESERVATION’ (ASAP) INITIATIVE

03/21/2012

STUDY SHOWS RISE IN ‘OPEN’ INFANT ADOPTIONS, WITH ONLY 5% NOW COMPLETELY ‘CLOSED’ NEW REPORT CITES BENEFITS OF – AND NEED FOR MORE KNOWLEDGE ABOUT – THESE EXTENDED FAMILIES

11/16/2011

DR. MARTHA HENRY JOINS INSTITUTE STAFF IN NEW POSITION OF EDUCATION DIRECTOR

10/27/2011

ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH ADOPTION TODAY MAGAZINE

10/20/2011

NEW REPORT: EXPANDING RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN III: RESEARCH-BASED BEST PRACTICES IN ADOPTION BY GAYS AND LESBIANS

09/15/2011

ADOPTION INSTITUTE HONORS SUE NAEGLE, DANA GOULD AT ANNUAL L.A. BENEFIT

07/21/2011

NEW REPORT: TOO MANY OLDER YOUTH LEAVING FOSTER CARE WITHOUT FAMILIES

05/05/2011

INSTITUTE ADDS THREE PROMINENT ADOPTION EXPERTS AS SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOWS

04/04/2011

INSTITUTE CELEBRATES PUBLICATION OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S NEW BOOK, ‘ADOPTION NATION’

02/22/2011

UNIQUE EVENT AT HARD ROCK CAFÉ FOCUSES ON EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ADOPTEES

12/20/2010

INSTITUTE ASKS COMPANIES, IN HOLIDAY ADS, TO BE SENSITIVE TO ADOPTION CONCERNS

10/21/2010

MAJOR CHILD WELFARE GROUPS UNITE TO CALL FOR REHAPING PRIORITIES IN U.S. ADOPTIONS

08/25/2010

‘FOR THE RECORDS II’ UPDATED WITH NEW, STATE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION ADOPTION INSTITUTE REPORT SHOWS MISCONCEPTIONS ON BIRTH CERTIFICATES STYMIE EQUALITY FOR ADOPTEES

07/09/2010

INSTITUTE OFFERS CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS ON ADOPTION ETHICS

07/05/2010

REPORT SHOWS MISCONCEPTIONS STYMIE EQUALITY FOR ADOPTEES BY KEEPING RECORDS CLOSED

06/14/2010

UNIQUE PROJECT AIMS TO PROMOTE POSITIVE IDENTITY FOR TRANSRACIAL ADOPTEES

04/19/2010

ADOPTION INSTITUTE URGES ‘THOUGHTFUL, EXPEDITIOUS’ RESUMPTION OF RUSSIA ADOPTIONS

04/01/2010

APRIL MEDIA; THE TRAGIC CASE OF THE ADOPTED BOY “RETURNED” TO RUSSIA

03/01/2010

TARA LINH LEAMAN NAMED FIRST ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ADOPTION INSTITUTE

02/11/2010

NEW HONORARY BOARD INCLUDES PROMINENT ADOPTION, ENTERTAINMENT AND BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS

01/15/2010

INSTITUTE OFFERS CONDOLENCES, SUGGESTS PRIOR EMERGENCIES OFFER LESSONS FOR HAITI

11/18/2009

LARGE NUMBER OF ADOPTEES IN NEW STUDY SEARCH FOR BIRTH FAMILIES, REPORT DISCRIMINATION

11/09/2009

GROUNDBREAKING STUDY PROVIDES IMPORTANT NEW INSIGHTS ON IDENTITY ISSUES IN ADOPTION

07/08/2009

CHILD WELFARE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, EVAN B. DONALDSON ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP

06/18/2009

LIFECARE AND ADOPTION INSTITUTE ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE CORPORATE SERVICES AND BEST PRACTICES

05/28/2009

ADOPTION INSTITUTE CAUTIONS ON NEGATIVE MESSAGES OF NEW MOVIE `ORPHAN’

05/14/2009

ADOPTION INSTITUTE HONORS WENDY’S FOR ‘EXCEPTION’ ROLE IN HELPING WAITING CHILDREN

02/25/2009

LIMITING REPRODUCTION

02/18/2009

REPORT SUGGESTS ASSISTED REPRODUCTIVE TECHNOLOGIES CAN LEARN FROM ADOPTION

01/15/2009

ELECTION DAY ROBBERY

09/25/2008

REPORT FINDS NEED FOR MORE FOSTER, ADOPTIVE PARENTS FOR `WAITING’ CHILDREN, RECOMMENDS LAW AND PRACTICE CHANGES TO WELCOME QUALIFIED GAYS/LESBIANS

07/22/2008

PROMINENT LEGAL SCHOLAR NAOMI CAHN JOINS INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOWS

05/27/2008

INSTITUTE REPORT, BACKED BY KEY CHILD WELFARE GROUPS, RECOMMENDS MAJOR CHANGES IN U.S. LAWS ON ADOPTION OF BLACK CHILDREN FROM FOSTER CARE

02/04/2008

NEW INSTITUTE REPORT OUTLINES BEST PRACTICES FOR PREPARING ADOPTIVE PARENTS

11/13/2007

DARRYL `DMC’ McDANIELS SAYS ADOPTION INSTITUTE STUDY `GIVES POWER’ TO ADOPTEES: REPORT SUGGESTS ALL STATES ALLOW ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES

11/12/2007

GROUND-BREAKING STUDY RECOMMENDS ADOPTEES GET ACCESS TO THEIR BIRTH RECORDS

09/17/2007

PROMINENT SCHOLAR DEVON BROOKS JOINS INSTITUTE SENIOR FELLOWS

06/01/2007

ETHICS CONFERENCE BRINGS TOGETHER NATIONAL ADOPTION LEADERS AND EXPERTS

04/09/2007

CALLING MOVIE `INSENSITIVE,’ INSTITUTE ASKS DISNEY TO DISCUSS ADOPTION

03/12/2007

INSTITUTE FORMS COLLABORATION WITH PREMIER RESEARCH JOURNAL

01/07/2007

MADELYN FREUNDLICH, RENOWNED ADOPTION EXPERT, JOINS INSTITUTE STAFF

11/19/2006

MAJOR NEW REPORT ON BIRTHPARENTS FINDS FLAWED STEREOTYPES, PRACTICES

11/18/2006

NOVEMBER IS NATIONAL ADOPTION AWARENESS MONTH

10/01/2006

NEW REPORT FINDS SCHOOLS SHOULD DO MORE TO SERVE ADOPTED CHILDREN

09/18/2006

ADOPTION INSTITUTE STAFF MEMBERS TO RECEIVE ‘ANGEL IN ADOPTION’ AWARDS

09/06/2006

DR. DAVID BRODZINSKY, RENOWNED ADOPTION EXPERT, JOINS INSTITUTE STAFF

08/29/2006

ADOPTION INSTITUTE URGES CALIFORNIA GOVERNOR TO VETO `SAFE HAVEN’ BILL

06/28/2006

NEW SENIOR FELLOWS PROGRAM BRINGS TOGETHER PRE-EMINENT ADOPTION EXPERTS

03/23/2006

INSTITUTE STUDY FINDS ADOPTION BY GAYS AND LESBIANS `HOLDS PROMISE’ FOR CHILDREN

02/23/2006

INSTITUTE THANKS PARISIAN STORES FOR HALTING MARKETING OF DOLLS FOR `ADOPTION’

02/14/2006

LETTING GAY PEOPLE ADOPT WILL SERVE FLORIDA’S FOSTER CHILDREN

02/02/2006

BIRTHMOTHERS NEVER LEGALLY PROMISED ANONIMITY

01/24/2006

KNOWING WHO YOU ARE IS ‘A BASIC HUMAN NEED’